NYC 9/11 Memorial

Today I dedicate this post in memory of those who died, and the family and friends of all who suffered this incredible loss.

Photo by Jean

Photo by Jean

photo by Jean

photo by Jean

After walking across the Brooklyn Bridge this summer, we walked to the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial.

photo by Jean

photo by Jean

A tragedy beyond words, very emotional moment.

911 memorial

memorial

The terror of watching this horrific event live on television as the second tower collapsed right before my eyes 13 years ago still haunts me. Never forget.

never forget

The world is such a beautiful place; yet there are so many evil people who spoil it for those who wish to live in peace.

I pray for peace.

Peace in our hearts.

Peace in our homes.

Peace in our lands.

Peace in our world.

with love ♥ carmen

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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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15 Responses to NYC 9/11 Memorial

  1. What a wonderful tribute. I’m glad we got to see the memorial. I hear that until a few weeks earlier, people weren’t allowed up to the edge. It was powerful to see it up close. It’s not lost on me, that we walked joyfully across the Brooklyn bridge TO Manhattan. On the day of the attacks, the city shut down–no subways to Brooklyn–and people walked AWAY from Manahattan on that same bridge. Look at this image, it’s almost the same vantage point as the one you posted: http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/news-september11/40/

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks for planning our tour of New york City Jean. The walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was awesome, but as we joyfully walked and took photos, I never thought about the fact that this was the very bridge that people used to escape Manhattan! I do remember hearing about that at the time and now the photo you shared (in the link) brings back that horrific memory of people running for their lives!

      The terrifying scenes we all watched in disbelief, is now a peaceful, enormous waterfall monument in memory of so many precious lives gone but not forgotten. ❤

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  2. Carmen, this so touching. I will never forget the terror of watching the tragedy unfold on TV. I remember my first thought. “I’m so glad Papi (my husband who had died in June) is dead , and doesn’t have to see this.” My world has never been the same.
    (Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog. I came over to see what you are up to. Love the name of your blog, and can’t wait to read more.)

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much for your visit and for commenting! It’s a pleasure to meet you and share our stories and interests through blogging. Sorry to hear you have suffered the loss of your dear husband. Death is a sad part of life. I’ll be back to read more of your stories, I love your humour! We sure need humour and happy times or we’ll go mad!!

      God bless you!

      ❤ carmen

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  3. jesse.anne.o says:

    I still haven’t been. That year was pretty bad. What I remember most was response of some New Yorkers to turn to racism and violence as a response. One coworker told me their neighbors were suspected terrorists because they were different…Buddhist. One bartender had to follow a man out of his bar because he left with a hammer to “go beat up Muslims”. If you didn’t have an American flag on our apartment door, you were suspect to some. On one hand people helped each other out – and on the other hand it showed me how ugly and backward “progressive New York” really was.

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    • carmen says:

      WOW Jesse! You were there during 9/11. I sincerely appreciate your input. How sad and utterly heartbreaking it is to hear the reaction of some people, misplaced anger. Of course, every decent person is against such crimes (9/11), but we cannot take it out on people who really had nothing to do with it. I suffered a similar treatment. My brother and I were hated by some as a children and called Nazis because we were German, but we had nothing to do with World War ll, I wasn’t even born. I’m a pacifist and a vegan. 🙂

      Hope to see you next time we’re in your corner of the world!

      ❤ carmen

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  4. It is amazing how people act violently in the name of religion, imperialism, etc. At the core, I think people in humanity, would cause chaos simply because your you take more gulps of air than they do. In other words, they will find anything and everything, to create chaos.

    It is such a shame the widespread nature of violence among humanity. I had family members lost in the attack, but not someone I had close ties with. Nonetheless, it will always remain a tragedy, similar to the countless other atrocities in history of humanity. We seriously need to do better. The way we are heading, we are going right into the path of self destruction.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I concur completely. Sorry to hear that you had family in this massacre. Wish I could be hopeful and say that a time will come when all these atrocities will end on earth, but I fear we’re on the Eve of Destruction, as Barry McGuire sang.

      I would add that pure religion or rather, true faith in God, would cause us to be more loving not hateful, to help not hurt, to bless not curse.

      ❤ carmen

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  5. Bob says:

    I was in the driveway washing the car …had the radio on when the news broke…..went in and told Janet, we turned on the TV and watched the news unfold…our son David was on the same flight two weeks earlier.

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    • carmen says:

      I imagine most people remember where they were when the news broke Bob. We all lose loved ones in life, but murder is the worst way to lose someone, and the magnitude of this suffering is unfathomable.

      God bless you!

      ❤ carmen

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  6. Bob says:

    I share your sentiments.

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  7. j-m says:

    A sad and at the same time, wonderful post. In which it is shown, again, that your blog is special, that you are special. It’s another demonstration that your blog is not one of those superficial fashion blogs, in which egocentrism is the only component. You are a woman of strong beliefs and strong ethical and moral principles, concerned for others. On September 11, in Catalunya, my country, is a national holiday where we celebrate a defeat and annexation by force, to Spain. But since the tragic attack on September 11 is the date to remember that nothing justifies a death, that nothing justifies the ideological madness. Thank you, Carmen, for reminding us, in a fashion blog, how important is love for others and the importance of human life. I am not a religious person, but today I pray with you for all the innocent.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Josep-Maria, I sincerely appreciate your comment. You are a very sensitive and caring man, we need more people like you in this world. Thank you for sharing your heart and thoughts.

      Have a good weekend,
      Take care!

      ❤ carmen

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